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An update from David Madiera – Day 1 of The Drive Home


Day 1 is a success on The Drive Home! We departed the Museum at 10am joined by members for local Nomad and Mustang clubs and other enthusiasts. One enthusiast drove his vintage Ford F-150 to Portland with us where Keith Martin and American Car Collector magazine generously hosted our group for lunch. They were joined by ACM Board Members Neal Arntson and Bob and Susan Falleur and several local media outlets. The trip slowed in the afternoon as we headed over the Mt. Hood Highway toward Bend driving 100 miles in a heavy snowstorm over numerous mountain passes. The cars ran great and we are thankful to have all fuels, oils and antifreeze supplied by Shell who consulted with us on types and weights of fuel for each car. I must say the winter tires provided by Michelin were superb on the often icy and snowy roads and while we saw many vehicles by the side of the road, but we had no issues!

We arrived in Bend where 20 enthusiasts were waiting to greet us and a good number having brought their cars.

All in all a good day. Tomorrow – 300 miles to Boise!